Making a Watercolor Mixing Chart



  • 14 Minute video on Creating a Watercolor Mixing Chart

    The first 7 minutes is very basic preparation...

    Then SHE really takes off very fast, you will have to watch it more than once, but her process is very effective in making combinations from 2 colors. She only uses a 6 colors total for this chart, but the number of combinations is staggering...

    As she does 6 - 8 combos per 2 colors.

    At the 11th minute mark, you'll see how it effects her paintings, which was very convincing to see it applied well, she has a cute style.

    Here is a video gallery of her time lapsed paintings, about 6 minutes each I think... I only watched the first 2, the 2nd one was better...

    Time Lapsed Video Gallery - 27) two - six minute paintings...

    I have a professional watercolor mixing book I've bought, but the trouble with those is you have to use the exact paint and paper to achieve the same or even close to same results. This idea of hers personalizes the chart per painting, while it IS a tedious step. It is a much more professional way to work then flowing by the stream of your pants... lol no pun intended.

    Just to say, everyone does mix how they please, and over years of any medium becomes a master at what they know works. But if you're not there yet, want to take some of the guess work out, or hey are just a geezer like me, this charting process is a great tool in helping... I definitely plan to use it for the 2 commissioned portraits I have planned this year...

    And there you go, use at your discretion.

    Enjoy SVS!!!


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